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Mike Brown’s Killer Darren Wilson to be Cleared by Justice Department: NY Times

*Former Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson could be cleared for fatally shooting Michael Brown, according to the New York Times. In its report, which came out Wednesday, the Times stated that the U.S. Justice Department is about to close the investigation into Brown’s shooting as it quoted law enforcement officials who said that federal […]

MLK Marches with Mike Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin on New Yorker Cover

*Imagine a world where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marches with slain black males who ignited a current day Civil Rights Movement and inspiring the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. The New Yorker is doing just this with its January 26th edition. “The Dream of Reconciliation” New Yorker cover shows MLK with slain Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and NYPD’s Wenjian Liu […]

Sharpton Notes Parallel of Ferguson & Oscars ‘Appalling’ Lack of Diversity

*Thursday’s announcement of this year’s Oscar nominations hit a sour note for many people as social media exploded with reaction to the notable absence of people of color. Among those voicing their disappointment was the Rev. Al Sharpton, who issued his thoughts on the situation in a statement. “The lack of diversity in Thursday’s Oscar […]

Modern Sensational Protesting (Watch Videos)

*The frustrations of American youth concerning the recent police deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown  are evident in sustained protesting and in artistic expressions on the streets and online. Plus, in the cries out in the form of digital art forms that plead for attention concerning police brutality against blacks. “Young people have decided […]

Azealia Banks, Black Twitter Respond to Kendrick Lamar’s Comments on Ferguson

*In an interview with Billboard, Kendrick Lamar made some controversial comments while talking about police brutality and what the nation should do about it. He specifically referenced the rioting and hence, the Civil RIght Movement sparked by the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was gunned down in Ferguson, Mo. “But when we don’t […]

EUR Film Review: ‘Selma’ Revisits Historic Martin Luther King March

*I was born in the early fifties, which means the Civil Rights Movement unfolded over the course of my formative years. And like the average black kid growing up in that tumultuous era, I can distinctly recall having a very visceral reaction to the nightly news coverage, since I had such a personal stake in […]

Oprah Winfrey Criticized Over ‘Leadership’ Comments

*Oprah Winfrey’s comments regarding the lack of leadership behind nationwide demonstrations against the treatment of African-Americans by police is hitting a bad note among protestors. The criticism stems from a video posted Thursday on People magazine’s website. In the clip, Winfrey praises the depiction of the thoughtfulness and strategy used by Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

Ferguson Grand Jury Member Sues Prosecutor for ‘Mischaracterizing’ Process

*A member of the grand jury that decided not to indict former Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is suing the prosecuting attorney in St. Louis County, accusing Robert McCulloch of mischaracterizing the grand jury process. The still-anonymous grand juror, referred to only as “Grand Juror Doe” […]

Missouri History Museum Gathering Ferguson Items, Images

*Cultural images from the Ferguson protests are headed into a museum. Street-artist paintings on boards protecting store windows, signs bearing the now iconic statement, “Hands Up. Don’t Shoot,” and more items are being gathered for the Missouri History Museum, which will catalog the unrest that followed the August shooting death of Michael Brown by a […]